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Golf 101 With GPB Sports!

July 7, 2014 5:44am (EDT)

GPB Sports had a blast covering the 93rd Georgia Amateur Golf Championship. While we were there, we picked up some hints and interesting tidbits about the prestigious Idle Hour course just for you!

Here is Idle Hour Country Club Director of Golf Ray Cutright on how to play the 2nd hole of this challenging layout.

The 4th hole at the Idle Hour Country Club is 466 yards long, with a narrow fairway and small fast green. Staying in the fairway is key, because the rough is 3 inches deep. Here is Idle Hour Country Club Director of Golf Ray Cutright on how you play this challenging hole.

The greens at the Idle Hour Country Club are small, and very quick, maybe hitting as high as 14 on the stimpmeter. Idle Hour Country Club Director of Golf Ray Cutright has a tip on how to score low numbers during this tournament.

The Idle Hour Country Club is 102 years old and will host the Georgia Amateur Championship for the record 8th time. The course is in fantastic shape thanks to the hard work of Director of Greens and Grounds Wade Thomas and his crew. The par 4 17th hole is the signature hole at Idle Hour and it was a key hole in deciding the winner of the tournament.

We hope you enjoyed these tips and information, straight from Idle Hour Golf Course in Macon. Make sure to tune into GPB at 6pm this Saturday night for a full, one-hour special on the GSGA Amateur Championship!

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